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Hawaii Relaxes Outdoor Mask Rules, Urges Vaccines For Schools Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Relaxes Outdoor Mask Rules, Urges Vaccines For Schools

Updated guidance calls vaccinations ‘the most important core essential strategy’ as schools prepare to reopen next week.

Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources

The state education department said it would also partner with complex areas that don’t have the resources to offer virtual programs at this time.

How Hawaii Schools Are Helping Kids Who Struggled During The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Schools Are Helping Kids Who Struggled During The Pandemic

Schools are implementing programs to foster “social and emotional well-being” in students as well as academic progress.

Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall

Some parents are hesitant to send their kids back to the classroom without a vaccine available for younger students.

Outgoing Hawaii DOE Superintendent To Launch Equity-Focused Company Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Outgoing Hawaii DOE Superintendent To Launch Equity-Focused Company

A soft launch is to come in the next few weeks as Christina Kishimoto transitions out of her school leadership role.

A Local Hawaiian Studies Program Went Online And Its Popularity Soared On The Mainland Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Local Hawaiian Studies Program Went Online And Its Popularity Soared On The Mainland

The Windward Community College program’s success was largely due to Native Hawaiians eager for more connection with their homeland.

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance

The new federal guidance urges schools to fully reopen by fall and suggests only unvaccinated students need to wear masks indoors.

Ke Kūkulu ʻAna I Moʻohaʻawina I Kahi Papa A I Kahi Papa April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Ke Kūkulu ʻAna I Moʻohaʻawina I Kahi Papa A I Kahi Papa

I ke kaulana ʻana aʻe o nā polokalamu kaiapuni ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, e mau ana naʻe ka pilikia o ka nele ʻana i moʻohaʻawina kūlike ʻole.

Hawaii’s Board Of Education Is In Limbo As Ige Stays Mum On Vacancies Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Hawaii’s Board Of Education Is In Limbo As Ige Stays Mum On Vacancies

The governor could appoint interim members to the board until they’re confirmed by the state Senate.

July 2021

Monday, July 26

Hawaii Relaxes Outdoor Mask Rules, Urges Vaccines For Schools

Wednesday, July 21

Hawaii Schools Will Offer Distance Learning Options But With Limited Resources

Tuesday, July 20

How Hawaii Schools Are Helping Kids Who Struggled During The Pandemic

Thursday, July 15

Hawaii School Board Says Families Should Have Distance Learning Option In The Fall

Sunday, July 11

A Local Hawaiian Studies Program Went Online And Its Popularity Soared On The Mainland

Friday, July 9

Hawaii Schools Not Lifting Mask Mandate Yet Despite New CDC Guidance

Thursday, July 1

Ke Kūkulu ʻAna I Moʻohaʻawina I Kahi Papa A I Kahi Papa

June 2021

Wednesday, June 30

Hawaii’s Board Of Education Is In Limbo As Ige Stays Mum On Vacancies

Tuesday, June 29

How Hawaii Schools Are Weaving Connections With Pacific Islander Students

Thursday, June 24

How Hawaii’s Remote Worker Initiative Connects Students To Industry Pros

Monday, June 21

Frustration Grows Among Hawaii Parents Who Aren’t Ready To Send Their Kids Back To Class

Thursday, June 17

Waipahu High Principal Is Confirmed As Interim Superintendent Of Hawaii’s Schools

Education Program for At-Risk Youth Shuts Down After 50 Years in Honolulu

Sunday, June 13

Eric Stinton: There Is No Right Way To Grade Students In A Pandemic

Thursday, June 10

Despite Low Turnout, Hawaii’s Teachers Ratify New Contract

Wednesday, June 9

Hawaii Hopes New Commission Will Improve Civic Engagement And Respect For Democracy

Thursday, June 3

Hawaii School Chief Stands By Full Reopening Despite Calls For Distance Learning Options

Wednesday, June 2

Hawaii Teacher Salaries Won’t Change If New Contract Is Approved

May 2021

Friday, May 28

Veteran Education Administrator Is Nominated To Be Interim DOE Superintendent

Tuesday, May 25

High School Seniors ‘Persevered’ Through COVID-19 But Face An Uncertain Future

Monday, May 17

COVID-19 Vaccines Required For UH Students This Fall

Sunday, May 16

Honolulu’s Teenagers: Their Lives Are Defined By Resilience And Cautious Optimism

Reforming Our Education System In The Wake Of The Pandemic

Friday, May 14

Summer School Offers Kids A ‘Last Chance’ To Catch Up Before New School Year

Wednesday, May 12

Incoming Hawaii Teachers Union Chief Offers Changes In Style Not Substance

Monday, May 10

How One Hawaii Foundation Is Helping Build A Local Tutor Pipeline For Schools

Thursday, May 6

University Of Hawaii Officials Push Back Against Proposed Budget Cuts

Sunday, May 2

Kamehameha Schools Is Struggling To Replace An Outgoing Trustee

April 2021

Friday, April 30

Head Of Hawaii’s Teachers’ Union Is Vying To Be Interim Superintendent

Thursday, April 29

Hawaii Legislators Dole Out COVID-19 Relief Funds To Improve Public Schools

Who Should Lead Hawaii Schools? State Lawmakers Have Some Ideas

Sunday, April 18

‘We Keep Trying’: Hawaii Sees Spike In School Absenteeism Due To The Pandemic

Thursday, April 15

Hawaii Board of Education Approves Pay Boosts For Complex Area Leaders

Wednesday, April 14

Hawaii’s Search For A New School Superintendent Could Take Nearly A Year

Monday, April 12

Summer Program Will Give Kindergarteners A Crash Course In Attending School

Monday, April 5

Hawaii Parents Say ‘So Far, So Good’ As Schools Push Toward Full Reopening

March 2021

Tuesday, March 30

Hawaii’s Private Schools See Enrollment Drop More Than 20% For Preschoolers

Wednesday, March 24

University Of Hawaii Report Finds ‘Discriminatory Policing’ In Honolulu Schools

Tuesday, March 23

Did Unions’ Lack of Support Spell Trouble for School Superintendent?

Monday, March 15

DOE Doesn’t Expect Schools To Fully Reopen Until Next Year

How One Private School Is Trying To Help Public Schools Catch Up

Wednesday, March 10

From The Philippines To Lanai: State Hopes New Teaching Recruits Will Fill A Gap

Tuesday, March 9

Hawaii Schools Superintendent To Step Down After Her Contract Expires In July

Wednesday, March 3

Hawaii Aims To Reopen Elementary Schools After Spring Break

Monday, March 1

Hawaii Preschools See Declines In Enrollment And Available Seats

February 2021

Thursday, February 25

Hawaii Gives Green Light To Limited In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Tuesday, February 23

This Private School Will Soon Begin Doing COVID-19 Tests On Campus

Monday, February 22

Hawaii Always Had A Hard Time Recruiting Teachers. The Pandemic Made It Harder

Sunday, February 21

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: DOE Superintendent Christina Kishimoto

Wednesday, February 17

DOE Superintendent Says Better Spacing Guidance Is Needed For School Reopenings

A DOE Bid To End Teacher Salary Incentives Is Getting Pushback

Friday, February 12

Teacher Vaccinations, New CDC Guidance Boost Hopes For Reopening Schools

How Hawaii Schools Are Teaching Kindness And Empathy In A Volatile World

Sunday, February 7

COVID-19 Was ‘The Last Straw’ For Hawaii’s Oldest Catholic School

Tuesday, February 2

First Semester DOE Data Shows Graduation Rate On Downward Slope

Monday, February 1

Hawaii Public Schools To Get $56M in Title I Funds This Year

January 2021

Tuesday, January 26

CDC Supports Reopening Schools. Hawaii Officials Say Not Yet

Thursday, January 21

Hawaii DOE Welcomes Smaller Budget Cuts But Uncertainty Remains

Wednesday, January 20

DOE To Present Grim Staffing Plan But Says Teacher Layoffs Are A ‘Last Resort’

Thursday, January 14

Teacher Training Initiative Takes Shape Under COVID-19 Federal Grant

Wednesday, January 13

Lee Cataluna: How One Company Is Going The Extra Mile To Help Its Working Parents

The DOE Plans To Use Private Tutors To Help Struggling Students Catch Up

Tuesday, January 12

Teachers Shift Lessons to Focus on US Capitol Attack